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Ground Engineering and Tunnelling Graduate Scheme

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22d ago

💼 Graduate Job

Newcastle +7

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  • You must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant subjects such as Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering, or related fields. Passion for consultancy, diversity, and collaborative work is essential. Embrace new technologies and seek professional accreditation.
  • You will be involved in ground engineering tasks like site investigations, geotechnical design, and tunneling projects. Supervising works on site and writing reports will be part of your day to day responsibilities.

Graduate Job

EngineeringNewcastle, Sheffield, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, London


  • Do you want to join a team that asks questions and dares to see things differently? A team that is engineering a better future for our planet and its people?
  • We are AtkinsRéalis, a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. When you join us, you’ll be helping to create world-class sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology. We’re transforming the world’s infrastructure and energy systems, growing partnerships with our clients and bringing the most complex projects across the world to life. 
  • Here, you’ll find endless opportunities to take your career in the direction that you want. You’ll join a diverse, inclusive, supportive environment, and be surrounded by inspiring colleagues.   
  • Our global team of 36,000+ employees speak over 70 languages and represent 130 nationalities across six continents. Our work covers a variety of sectors, including transportation, infrastructure, environment, water, energy, defence, technology and aerospace.
  • Join our Graduate Development Programme where you'll be trusted with complex work and supported by your peers, line managers and senior leaders. We’ll give you everything you need to thrive; from plenty of opportunities in areas you’re interested in, to flexibility for work, life and study – not to mention excellent training and support to develop professionally. Join us: you'll be in great company. 
  • Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experience you bring. We’re not all the same, and that’s our greatest strength.
  • As a Graduate Geologist, Geotechnical or Tunnelling Engineer on our prestigious graduate programme you could be involved in one of the most exciting sectors in civil and environmental engineering. You’ll help to support and deliver the technical aspects of a variety of engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK and internationally. 
  • You could play a part in designing and constructing new and innovative infrastructure (such as mass transit systems, tunnelling and power supply), geohazard, underground storage and offshore geotechnics. Together we share knowledge and create a better, more sustainable future for all by safeguarding our natural resources. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you achieve Chartered status and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.


  • What you can bring:
  • A passion for working in a consultancy environment
  • Embracing equality, diversity and inclusion in everything you do
  • A desire to work collaboratively with a curious approach, challenging yourself to find new solutions
  • Enthusiasm and drive to develop your skillset and seek out development opportunities within a supportive team
  • Motivation to achieve professional accreditation (where applicable)
  • Comfortable to embrace agile ways of working and learning new technologies
  • Ground Engineering:
  • Degree requirements: Minimum 2.1 Bachelor’s / BEng in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics or 2.2 Master’s / MEng in Ground Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, or related subject
  • Tunnelling:
  • Degree requirements: Minimum 2.1 Bachelor’s / BEng or 2.2 Master’s / MEng in Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, or related subject

Education requirements

2:1 or higher

Area of Responsibilities



  • Ground Engineering:
  • Desk studies and site reconnaissance
  • Site walkovers and inspections
  • Specification, planning and procurement of ground investigations
  • Supervision of ground investigation works on site
  • Checking of factual geotechnical data obtained from ground investigations and associated digital data management
  • Development of conceptual and observational ground models
  • Writing of interpretative reports and derivation of geotechnical parameters for design
  • Geotechnical design and associated reporting
  • Tunnelling:
  • Tunnelling design and associated reporting
  • Micro-tunnelling (HDD, Pipejacking, direct pipe)
  • Large tunnels (TBMs, SCL, Square works..)
  • Ground movement assessment and impact assessment
  • Tunnel Principal Inspection and Asset management
  • Shafts, tunnel’s portals ancillary structures
  • Undertaking feasibility studies
  • Specification, planning and procurement of tunnels projects
  • Working with specialist software to support planning programmes
  • Supervision of construction works on site


Work type

Full time

Work mode



Newcastle, Sheffield, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, London